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Discover the cultural and scenic highlights
of Oman on this 9-day journey for solo
travellers. Experience varied terrains as you
travel through Oman’s mountainous interior,
stay overnight in the desert and view the
rugged coastline by both land and sea.
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Fly from London (regional connections
available) to Muscat with Oman Air. Transfer
and stay 2 nights at the City Seasons Hotel
(or similar). (N)
Morning visit to the impressive Grand mosque† and new Royal Opera House then learn how to
make some traditional Omani cuisine with local
culinary students. After a light lunch proceed
to Al Alam Palace, the forts of Mirani and Al
Jalali and the National Museum. Optional late
afternoon dhow cruise along the coast, with a
stop at a stunning cove (at own expense). (B, L)
Drive to Seeb fishing village, the sparkling
springs at Nakhl and along the roads of
spectacular Wadi Bani Awf. Enjoy a picnic lunch
in the canyon before visiting the charming
village of Bilad Sayt. Drive to Al Hamra, famous
for its date plantations. Stay overnight at
The View, located 1,400 metres above sea
level. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to Jabrin fort with its hand
painted ceilings and carved door frames.
Further stops will be made at Wadi Nakher;
the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul; and
the picturesque mountain village of Misfah.
Continue along winding roads to Jabal Akhdar,
the central section of the Al Hajar mountain
range. Experience the cooler climate of the
mountains and stay 2 nights at Sama Hotel. (B, L, D)
This morning take a leisurely half-day
walking tour ending with a picnic lunch in the mountains. This area is known for its terraced
fruit orchids and the sweet fragrance of roses
fills the air in April and May. Small villages are
dotted along the landscape, which look down
on dramatic peaks, gorges and wadis. (B, L, D)
Drive to Nizwa, the birthplace of Islam in Oman.
Visit the impressive 17th-century round tower
fort and wander through the souk, home to
handicraft stalls and silversmiths working in
small shops. A packed lunch will be eaten in a
Bedouin house before continuing to Sharqiya
Sands. Enjoy the sunset over the dunes and
stay overnight at 1000 Nights Camp. (B, L, D)
Spend a full day travelling to Muscat via the
coast and Wadi Bani Khalid with its mountain
villages, natural pools and intricate rock
formations. Stops will be made at a dhow
factory, the limestone crater of Bimah sinkhole
and Fins Beach, where there will be an
opportunity for a short swim. Stay 2 nights at
Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC. (B, L)
Join a cruise in search of dolphins and whales
as you sail along the rugged coastline. A stop
will be made at Bandar Al Khayran, where the
sheltered bays and copper coloured mountains
provide a perfect location for relaxation.
Return to your hotel with the afternoon at leisure. Tonight there will be a farewell dinner
at a restaurant serving Mughlai cuisine. (B, D)
Transfer to the airport for a flight from Muscat
to London with Oman Air. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4-star
accommodation, with the exception of Sharqiya
Sands and Al Hamra, where the accommodation
should be considered more basic. Transport
will be by air-conditioned minibus and by a 4x4
vehicle from day 3 onwards.
Both men and women
visiting the mosque must be fully covered.
Women must also cover their head with a scarf.
group tours have been specially created
for single travellers. Benefits include single
occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard
and at sensible prices, plus the company of
likeminded travellers. View the complete
collection at CoxandKings.co.uk/solo-travellers.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
OMD2019: 8 Nights